Executive leadership that supports and empowers its team to execute on initiatives is not just Veeam’s® strategy; it’s the foundation of all highly successful organizations. When I recently learned that Veeam was the recipient of five Stevie International Business Awards, (three Gold awards and two Silver awards), the news was validation that the global business community shares Veeam’s same leadership philosophy of encouraging company innovation and growth.
This forward-thinking style comes directly from the top, which is why I’d like to personally congratulate our CEO, Ratmir Timashev, for his Silver Stevie IBA for Executive of the Year — Computer Services. Ratmir’s leadership has seen Veeam’s bookings and new customers nearly double during 2014. Since the company introduced its first product in 2007, Veeam has generated more than $1 billion in revenue. Ratmir is a global CEO who travels from Asia to North America, and everywhere in between, to connect directly with customers. Although his financial growth results are phenomenal, his core belief is that every company in the world should have the capability to operate as an Always-On Business™. He makes sure that Veeam’s business, availability products and employees are always aligned with this same idea.